I was reading a paragraph like...the more tags, the less chance is for a post to appear in wordpress reader. Why? I think more tags means it should be found by more search keywords...no?
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Why more tags means less chance to appear in reader?
NO! Absolutely not. Excessive tagging triggers search spiders instantly. They can detect if your keywords Categories/Tags are actually found in your content or not. These days search engines pay more attention to your keywords in your content than they do to your keywords in Tags/Categories. In fact they don't use categories/tags except to detect tag spamming AKA as spamdexing.
All reasons for non-appearance of posts on Topics pages or Reader can be found here > http://en.support.wordpress.com/topics/#missing-posts
The rule of thumb is to assign the least combined number of relevant categories and tags that accurately describe the post content.
Search engines treat categories/tags in exactly the same way so if your use the same keywords as both a category and tag you are spamdexing.
But if my post is an image, and it is related to painting or some relevant things which are not written or can't be found in the content... for example, if a painting is watercoloured..the tags can be like painting, traditional art, watercolour. Now one needs a human's brain to understand the relation of those tags, because nothing else can detect a painting method. But according to the tag system, those 'watercolour', 'traditional art' sound irrelevant, because search-engines can not found those keywords in content... isn't it?
You can can argue all your want with Google. What I said stands. If your really want to excel at SEO then focus on the long tail and I'll leave it to your to explore what that means. The Resurgence of Long-Tail Keywords in SEO http://searchenginewatch.com/article/2255280/The-Resurgence-of-Long-Tail-Keywords-in-SEO
RATS! I apologize for my typos. I'm visually challenged and my app doesn't get the difference between "you" and "your". I did not proofread above and that's why I sound like I'm illiterate. Sorry :(
It's alright, I understood what you meant to write.
But I'm not arguing here, neither I have any intention to do so. I'm asking only that if my post is only painting and a date, like I mentioned above...what will be the appropriate tags that will bring it to viewers?
It's the ALT tag that's important and not the tags/catgoeries you are focused on. http://www.w3.org/QA/Tips/altAttribute
Read what our developer Ryan says here:
Oops! I duplicated the last link above. See http://onecoolsitebloggingtips.com/2012/01/08/get-the-most-out-of-image-search/
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